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Yoro Ndiaye

Listen Yoro Ndiaye: globalFEST 2011

January 18, 2011 – Senegalese singer and guitarist Yoro Ndiaye grew up building his own guitars.



Listen RAM: globalFEST 2011

January 18, 2011 – Hear RAM's blend of traditional Haitian instruments and rock from globalFEST 2011.



Listen Zikrayat: globalFEST 2011

January 18, 2011 – Hear the Arab group Zikrayat at New York City's globalFEST 2011.


Orquestra Contemporanea de Olinda

Listen Orquestra Contemporanea de Olinda: globalFEST 2011

January 18, 2011 – Hear funk and mangue beat with Latin melodies and African rhythms at globalFEST 2011.


Rhythms of Rajasthan

Listen Rhythms Of Rajasthan: globalFEST 2011

January 18, 2011 – Hear the collaborative project from northwestern India, recorded at New York's globalFEST 2011.


Red Baraat at globalFEST 2011

Watch GlobalFEST 2011 Home Edition: 13 Bands In 13 Minutes

January 12, 2011 – Watch and discover 13 bands in a 13-minute, whirlwind tour of globalFEST 2011.

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Read Video: Rodrigo Y Gabriela Live From Dublin

November 12, 2010 – Watch the Mexican duo in an intimate concert performance, live from Dublin.

Gogol Bordello; courtesy of the artist

Listen Gogol Bordello In Concert WXPN

June 25, 2010 – Hear the uninhibited gypsy punk band bring down the house at World Cafe Live. WXPN


Jimmy Cliff

Listen Bonnaroo 2010: Jimmy Cliff In Concert

June 13, 2010 – A reggae legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Cliff remains vital decades into his career.


Tinariwen; credit: Shantel Mitchell

Listen Bonnaroo 2010: Tinariwen In Concert

June 13, 2010 – From the Sahara Desert in northern Mali comes the Tuareg band of musicians known as Tinariwen.


Baaba Maal

Listen Bonnaroo 2010: Baaba Maal In Concert

June 12, 2010 – For all his worldwide reach and musical invention, Maal's music remains rooted in Africa.


Angelique Kidjo

Listen Angelique Kidjo: Dancing Her Way To The Front WFUV

April 8, 2010 – Hear a complete concert the West African world-music star recorded for WFUV in New York City. WFUV


Omara Portuondo perfomring a Tiny Desk Concert.

Watch Omara Portuondo: Tiny Desk Concert

March 8, 2010 – The Cuban singer performs two boleros, which transport the listener to another time and place.

La Cumbiamba eNeYe

Listen La Cumbiamba eNeYe: GlobalFEST 2010

January 22, 2010 – Originally from Colombia but now based in New York, the band cooked up a dance party on Jan. 10.


Cara Dillon

Read Cara Dillon In Concert: GlobalFEST 2010

January 22, 2010 – Formerly singing for Equation, Dillon has risen as a solo folk star.

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